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Spindle Turning 201 -Goblet Class - Q2-2024

  • 02 Jun 2024
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 24250 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin OR 97062.
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Spindle Turning 201 - "Goblet"  Class

Sunday, June 2, 2024

8:30am - 4:00pm

Dave Wood's Shop
24250 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin OR 97062.

Requirements and general information

  • Students must be members of NWWT
  • Class will be limited to 7 students - one per lathe
  • Instructors are experienced NWWT members
  • 4 Sharpening systems will be available
  • All wood will be supplied
  • Students bring their own PPE (face shields, dust protection)
  • Coffee and snacks will be provided, but bring your own lunch
Course Objectives

The primary objective of this class is to teach additional spindle turning skills. There are a variety of techniques learned in this class that are applicable to many other types of turning projects. 

We will introduce you to use of the skew in this class.

Prerequisite Skills:  If you have not developed the skills described below or are unsure, attend an open shop session and discuss it with one of the helpers before registering for this course.  Skills required are:

  • Use of a rouging gouge to round square stock.
  •  Use of a spindle gouge to make beads and coves
  •  Use of a parting tool.


  • Sharpen all tools used for the class with help from the instruction staff.
  • Practice beads and coves with the spindle gouge as a warm-up exercise
  • Discussion of pepper mill designs from simple to more complex, hollowing techniques and tools

Tools you need to bring

  • Spindle Roughing Gouge 1” or larger is ideal.  ¾” is ok.
  • Spindle gouge:  ½” or 3/8”.  Bring both if you have them
  • Parting tool: 1/8” diamond profile is very versatile, but thin kerf (1/16”) is also useful.
  • Small round-nose scraper or box scrapper
  • Skew: 1” or larger

Northwest Woodturners
PO Box 1157
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

 Northwest Woodturners is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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